2006 state cross country Class AAAA state champion Mauldin Mavericks girls are ranked no. 5 in the Nike Team Nationals southeast region preseason poll, released last week. Senior Alyssa Kulik captured the individual state cross country title in 2006.
The Mavericks open the season Aug. 25 at the Providence Invitational, held at McAlpine Park in Charlotte.
- 2007 boys state returners list - based on elite performances
- 2007 girls state returners list - based on elite performances
(Ala., Del., Fla., Ga., Ky., Md., N.C., S.C., Tenn., Va., W.Va.)
1.Midlothian XC Club (Midlothian, Va.) -- State 3A champ, Manhattan winner and #1 SE has 6 of 7 back
2. Greenbelt XC Club (Roosevelt, Md.) -- State 4A champ, #2 SE and 8th NTN returns 5 of 8 after “nation’s best” track season
3. Jacksonvlle XC Club (Episcopal, Fla.) -- State 2A champ and #4 SE returns top 4 that placed in state top 6, and then some
4. Braddock XC Club (Lake Braddock, Va.) -- State 3A runner-up to Midlo has 5 of 7 back after excellent track season
5. Mauldin XC Club (Mauldin) -- State 4A champ by 62 and #5 SE returns top 4 that placed in state top 11
6. Mountain Brook XC Club (Mountain Brook, Ala.) -- State 6A champ by 60 has 6 of 7 back, adding 2:12 800 runner and top youngsters
7. Oak Ridge XC Club (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) -- State 3A runner-up returns 6 of 7 after excellent track season
8. Tatnall XC Club (Tatnall, Del.) -- State Div II champ w/18 pts loses 3 of 5 but state winner Julie Bottorff leads solid group
9. Nokesville XC Club (Brentsville, Va.) -- State 2A runner-up has 5 of 7 back
10. Springfield Xc Club (West Springfield, Va.) -- State 3A 5th-placer returns 5 scorers with 48-sec spread
Bubble teams alphabetically:
Collins Hill (Ga.), Dulaney (Md.), DuPont Manual (Ky.), Morgantown (W.Va.), Padua (Del.), Parkview (Ga.), Providence (N.C.), Scottsboro (Ala.), Severna Park (Md.), St. Paul’s (Ala.), Westfield (Va.).